I tried a younger variation of this tea (from 2002) on the same day for comparison’s sake, as it had arrived as a free sample from Mud & Leaves. This tea was more mineral and less malty than the 2002 version. I’d say it is a comparatively gentler tea, but not mild.
The roasted taste lasted longer than that of its younger cousin, and there was almost a note of so-called ‘Thai red tea’ there as well. It lasted five steeps rather than the younger tea’s six, and the first steep was more watery, so it’s a less durable tea than the other one. I think the taste is slightly better, though.
Flavors: Malt, Mineral, Roasted